Capital One Financial 8-K 2006
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report: June 6, 2006
CAPITAL ONE FINANCIAL CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (703) 720-1000
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):
Item 8.01 Other Events.
On June 6, 2006, Capital One Financial Corporation (Capital One or the Company), and Capital One Capital II, a statutory trust formed under the laws of the State of Delaware (the Trust), closed the public offering of $345,000,000 aggregate principal amount of the Trusts 7.50% Enhanced Trust Preferred Securities (the Enhanced TRUPS®), representing preferred beneficial interests in the Trust, pursuant to an Underwriting Agreement dated May 24, 2006, between the Company, the Trust and Citigroup Global Markets Inc., as representative (the Representative) of the underwriters named in Schedule I thereto (collectively, the Underwriters). The Enhanced TRUPS® are guaranteed on a subordinated basis by the Company pursuant to a Guarantee Agreement (the Guarantee) between the Company and The Bank of New York, as Guarantee Trustee. The proceeds from the sale of the Enhanced TRUPS®, together with the proceeds from the sale by the Trust of its common securities, were invested by the Trust in 7.50% Junior Subordinated Debt Securities due 2066 (the Debt Securities), issued pursuant to a Junior Subordinated Indenture dated June 6, 2006, as supplemented by the First Supplemental Indenture dated June 6, 2006 (the Indenture), between the Company and The Bank of New York, as Indenture Trustee. The Enhanced TRUPS®, the Debt Securities and the Guarantee have been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, by a registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-133943).
On June 6, 2006, in connection with the issuance of the Enhanced TRUPS®, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP rendered an opinion regarding certain tax matters. A copy of that opinion is attached as Exhibit 8.1 to this report.
On June 6, 2006, in connection with the closing of the Enhanced TRUPS® offering, the Company entered into a Capital Replacement Covenant (the Covenant), whereby the Company agreed for the benefit of certain of its debtholders named therein that it would not redeem or repurchase the Debt Securities unless such repurchases or redemptions are made from the proceeds of the sale of specified securities with equity-like characteristics that are the same as, or more equity-like than, the applicable characteristics of the Debt Securities at the time of such redemption or repurchase. A copy of the Covenant is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 to this report.
The foregoing description of the Enhanced TRUPS®, the Debt Securities, the Covenant and other documents relating to this transaction does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of these securities and documents, forms or copies of which are attached as exhibits to this Current Report on Form 8-K and are incorporated herein by reference.
Additional Information About this Transaction
In connection with the proposed merger, Capital One filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) on May 1, 2006 a Registration Statement on Form S-4, which was amended on June 8, 2006 and included a preliminary joint proxy statement of Capital One and North Fork Bancorporation, Inc. (North Fork) that also constitutes a prospectus of Capital One. Capital One and North Fork will mail the definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus, when it becomes available, to their respective stockholders. Investors and security holders are urged to read the definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus regarding the proposed merger when it becomes available because it will contain important information. You may obtain a free copy of the preliminary joint proxy statement/prospectus and the definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus (when available) and other related documents filed by Capital One and North Fork with the SEC at the SECs website at www.sec.gov. The preliminary joint proxy statement/prospectus and definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus (when it is available) and the other documents may also be obtained for free by accessing Capital Ones website at www.capitalone.com under the heading Investors and then under the heading SEC & Regulatory Filings or by accessing North Forks website at www.northforkbank.com under the tab Investor Relations and then under the heading SEC Filings.
Participants in this Transaction
Capital One, North Fork and their respective directors, executive officers and certain other members of management and employees may be soliciting proxies from stockholders in favor of the merger. Information regarding the persons who may, under the rules of the SEC, be considered participants in the solicitation of the stockholders in connection with the proposed merger will be set forth in the definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus when it is filed with the SEC. You can find information about Capital Ones executive officers and directors in Capital Ones definitive proxy statement filed with the SEC on March 23, 2006. You can find information about North Forks executive officers and directors in their Form 10-K/A filed with the SEC on April 28, 2006. You can obtain free copies of these documents from Capital One or North Fork using the contact information above.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Company has duly caused this Current Report on Form 8-K to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.